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GREENINGS (Nov. 2017): Celebrate science not milestones

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (Nov. 2017): Celebrate science not milestones

Researchers shouldn’t have to spend their time asking for money

The federal government recently announced that it provided $1.6 million to the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) to great fanfare. It is enough to keep it running through 2019. It seems like such a paltry amount considering we spent half a billion dollars to throw ourselves a Canada150 party. Really? $1.6 million is worthy of pats on the back, or the endless self-congratulatory tweets from Liberal members of Parliament. For a government that just appointed an engineer and astronaut as Governor General, this feels like a slap in the face for science.

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